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grumpyduck

(6,220 posts)
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:43 PM Nov 2021

An un-American question...

Does anyone else find football announcers and commentators annoying? That tone of voice all the time -- I can just imagine them at home:

"HONEY, THE CAT WANTS TO GO OUT. HE'S PAWING AT THE DOOR... TURNS AROUND... FADES BACK... BACK TO THE DOOR... BACK AND FORTH... HE'S JUMPING FOR THE HANDLE... "

Meanwhile the color commentator: "This is the fifth time this week Fluffy has tried that play. He's really made an improvement from when he was a kitten... "

Suddenly: "HE JUMPED HALFWAY UP THE DOOR... HE REALLY WANTS OUT... "

I dunno, I've never been all that much of a sports fan, but I can figure out for myself what's happening. Turning the volume down helps, but wondering if anyone else here feels the same way.

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An un-American question... (Original Post) grumpyduck Nov 2021 OP
oh gawd yes. Annoying and very unoriginal and trite rurallib Nov 2021 #1
One we heard say: The Big Key in this second half is for XXXX to score more points. LakeArenal Nov 2021 #6
ROFLMAO rurallib Nov 2021 #9
Holy crap... ZenDem Nov 2021 #2
I didn't realize my OP was NSFW. grumpyduck Nov 2021 #8
I've been saying for years that the sports networks all think that the key Aristus Nov 2021 #3
Don't really know how to answer that Sherman A1 Nov 2021 #4
We were switching back between soccer and football. Lars39 Nov 2021 #5
GOOOOOOOOOOOO... sanatanadharma Nov 2021 #7
HAH! zanana1 Nov 2021 #10
Yes. 634-5789 Nov 2021 #11
No. Lady Freedom Returns Nov 2021 #12
I just tune them out... MiHale Nov 2021 #13
For a very long time, now. malthaussen Nov 2021 #14

rurallib

(62,373 posts)
1. oh gawd yes. Annoying and very unoriginal and trite
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 04:47 PM
Nov 2021

between the commercials and the inane announcers most sports are almost unwatchable anymore.

LakeArenal

(28,791 posts)
6. One we heard say: The Big Key in this second half is for XXXX to score more points.
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 06:18 PM
Nov 2021

But now we have to listen to announcers in Spanish. The scream just like it’s soccer. On every play. Then might yell....
Tooooch Dohn

ZenDem

(442 posts)
2. Holy crap...
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 05:00 PM
Nov 2021

...I'm at work...it's dead quiet...

...except when I read "HE JUMPED HALFWAY UP THE DOOR... HE REALLY WANTS OUT... "

...and snorted. Not sure whether to , , or

Aristus

(66,274 posts)
3. I've been saying for years that the sports networks all think that the key
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 05:04 PM
Nov 2021

to 'authenticity' in color commentary is to hire a guy with a Southern accent.

Which usually yields 'colorful' commentary like: "Jew see hee-im kitch 'at bawl?"

Lars39

(26,104 posts)
5. We were switching back between soccer and football.
Wed Nov 10, 2021, 06:09 PM
Nov 2021

Soccer commentary is so laid back compared to the excitable loud mouth “hair on fire” football commentators. Even the fans sound different.

634-5789

(4,175 posts)
11. Yes.
Thu Nov 11, 2021, 09:17 AM
Nov 2021

Every ball game is marred with blather and so called stats that NOBODY could give a red rat's ass about. This also goes for baseball, and the WORST is college football.

malthaussen

(17,175 posts)
14. For a very long time, now.
Thu Nov 11, 2021, 11:23 AM
Nov 2021

The vacuity and asininity of the announcers is one of the main reasons I don't watch the sport anymore. Commercials is the other. Oh, and I suppose I should also note that the rules changes over the years (especially the Instant Replay rule) have made the game a lot less fun for me to watch.

Fortunately, there are a number of videos on YT from a time when I actually enjoyed watching the game. Even though I know the outcome, it doesn't affect the aesthetic pleasure of watching the great plays being made.

-- Mal

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